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his support for drones and the targeted killings of u.s. citizens. >> people that were standing up here today, i think they really have a misunderstanding of what we do as a government and the care we take, and the agony we go through to make sure we do not have any collateral injuries or deaths. >> 8 codepink protesters are arrested. we will speak with the group's founder who after returning from pakistan to protest drones, personally went to the house of john brennan, not on the door. he invited her in. we will find out what they talked about. you also speak with jeremy scahill, author of the forthcoming book and movied andirty wars," and melvin goodman, author of, "national insecurity: the cost of american militarism." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. john brennan, president of and is picked to head the cia, defended the administration's controversial counterterrorism policies during his senate confirmation hearing thursday. he attempted to justify the administration's use of drone strikes, and
to kill this man. he was also a u.s. citizen and the obama administration agreed to show congress the legal opinion justifies such attacks. the white house argues that from strikes effectively target america's enemies but critics cite heavy civilian casualties and the u.s. relies on them too much. >> the drone is the only weapon that really frightened insurgents. it is ineffective. we cannot possibly kill these people one at a time and expect to come out on top. >> they are clearly not invincible. iranian tv has shown these pictures that come from a u.s. surveillance drone they captured two years ago. it's interesting timing. >> with me here in the studio is a former adviser to president obama's special up is that it to afghanistan and pakistan. you understand this area of the world very closely. how important is this to the national security? >> it has killed a number of al qaeda leaders but it has not decimated the organization completely. it has pushed them to move into other areas of the middle east. also, at a very high political cost. it does cause an enormous amount of ange
.i.a. anyway. he said over the last four years, the american people have gotten used to how right wing i am, so will go along with my pick. the question is will the senate. >> we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. if you would remove that individual please, as quickly as you can. thank you. >> kathy and my brother, tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. all right. >> pakistan, somalia. if you don't know who they are i have a list of all the names. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that they not be permitted to come back in. >> cenk: way to get them. senator feinstein spent a lot of the hearing defending john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them and if you knew what we know. yeah, why don't you share. why don't you ask john bran anyone who's in front of you going to be the next head of the c.i.a. if you vote for him, what evidence did you have to kill a
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> long road ahead. authorities in the u.s. investigate the dreamliner and find its batteries could keep it on the ground for some time to come. u.s. transportation investigators have cast doubt on a quick fix for the problems facing the dreamliner. they say regulators need to rethink their approval of batteries used in the boeing 787. officials from a number of agencies are looking into a string of safety incidents. debra hersman chaired the u.s. national transportation safety board. she said a lithium ion battery sparked a fire on a jet in boston. >> this investigation has demonstrated that a short circuit in a single cell can propagate to adjacent cells and result in smoke and fire. >> engineers packaged eight cells together in designing the battery system for the dreamliner. hersman said they didn't place them far enough apart so trouble in one could affect the others. they have not determined why the batteries short circuiteded. another battery fire forced the pilot of an all nipon airways pilot to make an emergency landing in japan.
much of the public and congress should know about the u.s. drove stride program. we would like to hear your opinion. what is the balance between government secrecy and the public's right to know? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online -- here is the headline in "the baltimore sun" this morning. brennan targeted over drones. looking at some of the opinions coming in on the editorial pages of the newspapers. "usa today" -- that is of the newspaper's editorial board opinion. jumping down, it says -- the opposing view that "usa today" publishes to give a counterpoint says end the u.s. -- covert drone war. naureen shah at columbia's human-rights institute writes -- she points out the war is waged secretly because the pakistani and yemen government have the time feared their citizens would oppose open u.s. and all -- involvement. what do you think? what is more important, government secrecy or the public's right to know? let's hear from walter from butler, indiana. a republican. are you with us? last time for walter. caller: yes, ma'am. hello? thank you for taking my cal
stewart is not surprised, take a look. >> the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop if they are to survive. >> the postal service hopes the cuts will help it save some $2 billion annually after losing nearly $16 billion last year. >> wow. i can't believe the business model of transporting letters with vehicles across the country for 40 cents a pop is failing. so where do you want me to take that, hawaii? no, no trouble, i'll put out a plane and get it there in two days. you got a quarter? yeah i'll do it for a quarter. yeah, [ bleep ] it, i'll just do it. >>> everybody's excited for the snow. poor bill has to work all day tomorrow. his son william's birthday. >> maybe you can replace me, go to his birthday party for me. >> i'll be happy to do that. how many inches in new york? >> i'm going for 6 to 8, weather service is going for 12. >> bundle up. still ahead, texts and e-mails are next. "morning joe" is now just moments away. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: domain name, website bu
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. >>. >> the hearing had to be adjourned while the room was freed of protesters. i've always been very weary of the use of drones, no matter if it's under a republican president or a democrat. transparency is important here and president obama releasing some records is a positive first step. but there's going to be a president after president obama. and who knows how that leader will handle these serious matters. there must be consistency from one administration to the next. even though i trust president obama. if we set a president now, are we going to live with that if the next president is someone we don't agree with? no matter the politics, that's the question we should think about. policy should be around the precedent we set. no president should be able to go unchecked. i was opposed to it under bush. i'm opposed to it now. i'm afraid for the future. we must watch this carefully. i'm a.m. sharpton, thanks for watching. "hardball" starts right now. >> defending the drones, let's play "hardball" ♪ >>> good evening. i'm michael smerconish in for chris matthews. secrets and spies. the man who is at
that comes to us from april of 2012 when democratic senator bob menendez shat down with the interview of new jersey, and the secret service scandal was on, and the allegations now facing the embattled new jersey lawmaker we thought we h'd play for you his response, let's cue up this hypo >> one was killed and another one is in very serious condition. from that point on, he has not been found. however, his truck was found, burned out, up in big bear, about a 60-mile drive or so from here. authorities have been keeping in contact with us at this hour, the storm is coming in. temperatures have dropped down into the 20s. they are expected to be in the low 20s tonight. it is very cold. it's dark. the fog is coming in. all of these things make this search more tedious. there are 130 officers going door to door in an area not far from where that truck was found. they will continually expand that search out. i asked if they believe he is is still there. they have no reason to believe he has left the big bear area. however, they have no reason to believe he hasn't found a house. there are cabins up t
i had is, among the lives we save when we use drones are those of troops who otherwise would be going into harm's way. >> absolutely. i lived in beirut when jesse jackson had to hold his nose and go to damascus to beg for the release of an american pilot who had been shot down by the syrians. drones are clearly the wave of the future because they save american lives, but they're also effective for surveillance. they have far greater use than simply the kind of fighters we've used, and we actually also use them for domestic purposes. they were reportedly used in the case of the 5-year-old who was held in alabama. they have been used for weather. there are an estimated 8,000 drones, so although it's part of the most secret program, military program, we have, there are also other uses. >> which starts to frighten folks domestically. good thing with the outcome of that alabama case, but some folks think their civil liberties are about to be infringed upon at home. dan, i know from your reporting and the book you wrote, there was more debate within this administration about the tr
. authorities have been keeping in contact with us at this hour, the storm is coming in. temperatures have dropped down into the 20s. they are expected to be in the low 20s tonight. it is very cold. it's dark. the fog is coming in. all of these things make this search more tedious. there are 130 officers going door to door in an area not far from where that truck was found. they will continually expand that search out. i asked if they believe he is is still there. they have no reason to believe he has left the big bear area. however, they have no reason to believe he hasn't found a house. there are cabins up there. there are homes up there. people have homes that go up there on the weekends and that type of thing. they are going to look for those homes for signs of forced entry and at the same time, go to each person's house. people who live there currently full time are told to lock their doors, lock their wind oh stay inside. we have heard a number of reports of people who have their own weapons legally that have those at hand. this man has said in his manifesto and by his actions that h
"commitment to the values that define us as americans." others note his impeccable integrity and his dedication to the country is second to none. without unanimous consent, i would like to insert into the record matters the committee has received in regard to brennan's nomination. john brennan by all accounts will be a strong leader, guided firmly by the law and his strong ethical code. he has assured the committee in his response to pre-hearing questions that he will be independent from political influence. he will seek only to provide the president, the congress, and other leaders with his best analysis and advice. his responses to the committee's questions are available on the committee's website. intelligence.senate.gov. of course the committee must conduct its due diligence on such an important nominee, some members are going to have questions in a range of topics, including his plans for directing the agency, major national security challenges we face, positions and actions he has taken in his current and past jobs. also of interest will be mr. brennan's the view on the use of
know he what i see? i see the fairest individual in the universe, god, and he's given us a system. it's called time. >> well, he didn't stop there because carson is the head of neurosurgery at johns hopkins. listen to his take on obama care. >> he's my solution. when the person is born, give them a birth certificate, an electronic card and a health savings account. when you die, you can pass it on to your family members so that when you're 85 years old and you've got six diseases you're not trying to spend up everything. you're happy to pass it on and there's nobody talking about death panels. >> well, rush limbaugh said republicans could learn a thing or two from the good doctor. >> he sets out a position based on our principles of individual responsibility and free market that is a logical solution that makes total sense to everybody who hears it. >> this man said it while obama's sitting there. this is the kind of thing the republican party should have been saying for the past four years. >> greg, you have a lot to say about this was prove it. >> the doctor better make sure his tax
and as soon as karl heard about it, out of sheer force of habit,'s plied for deference. drones can be use in the case of imminent danger but imminence no longer means imminence. meaning klingons can be called imminent. >> watching john brennan dodge that question about waterboarding today was nothing short of torture. today is the birthday of the late charles dickens, laura ingalls wilder and chris rock and on this date 48 years ago the beatles arrived in america ushering an era of rock n' roll gratins that lasted until 1990 when rock n' roll died when rolling stone called new kids on the block the new fab five. never forget this is "viewpoint." >> john: geek, i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." the g.o.p. strategist and commentator once known as bush's brain, they're giving karl rove an aneurysm. oh and dick clark -- dick cavett is here tonight. dick clark was not available. we'll be joined by dick in the second half of the show. first, the man president obama nominated to run the c.i.a., counter-terrorism adviser john brennan spent quality time with the senate intelligence committe
, a 60 mile or so, the authorities up there have been keeping in contact with us. what they tell us at this hour, first of all shall the storm is coming in there and the temperatures have dropped down into the 20's and expected the low 20's, it's cold up there, it's dark and the fog is coming in, all of those things make this search more tedious, about 130 officers going door-to-door in an area not far from where that truck was found and they'll expand that search out and what i asked them, do you believe he's still there? they say there's no reason to expect he has left the area, but have no reason to believe he hasn't found a house. there are homes up there, and go up there on the weekend at that type of thing and look through those homes and see if there are signs of forced entry and go to each person's house and people up there, live currently full-time are told to lock their doors, lock their windows, stay inside. a number of reports of people who have their own weapons legally that have those at hand if need be. and this guy said all along in miss manifesto, he's willing to ta
to the non-partisan congressional budget office. they told us on tuesday this year they expect the economy to grow 1.4%. i don't think there's anybody listening to my voice on our financial news network of cnbc who likes that number, 1.4%. i suspect you don't like it either, larry. they said this fiscal contraction, including the sequester is cutting 1.5% off gdp growth, the difference between 1.4% and 2.9%. would you rather look at a 3.3 gdp growth in year? i would. that's what's upsetting people. >> the bigger question is, dan mitchell, do you buy the congressional budget office numbers? >> that's a conventional forecast. >> it may be a conventional forecast but it could also be wrong. dan mitchell, i want your professional opinion. we spent our heads off for the still luck package in 2009. this is still the worst economic recovery in the postwar period. dan, why not try limited government? or let me put it a different way, slightly less spending, is that good or bad for the economy? >> the congressional budget office is still wedded to the 1950s, 1960s style keynesian model. more govern
consultants. it's guidance on your terms, not ours. that's how our system works. e-trade. less for us. more for you. >>> hi, everyone. i'm tamron hall. "news nation" following this massive winter storm barrelling in to the northeast. it's already brought travel to a grinding halt. this is video, in fact, just coming in. the snow being blamed for a 19-car pile-up on an interstate in southern maine. state police say there were several minor injuries but you see a lot of damage to those cars and right now blizzard warnings extend from new jersey up to maine and there are some other pictures we have coming in. parts of michigan hit with more than ten inches of snow overnight. new york would get up to 15 inches. hartford, connecticut, up to two feet. meantime, massachusetts is now under a state of emergency. these are pictures from boston where residents are bracing for up to three feet of snow. that would be enough to break the all-time record set exactly ten years ago. we're also keeping a close eye on new jersey which could get blanketed up to ten inches three months after sandy devastated th
rail service in the northeast. meteorologist julie martin is tracking the storm for us. julie, where are seeing i guess the most intense snowfall right now? >> from connecticut to maine and massachusetts but really to put it in perspective, we are just getting going here. this storm just starting to wind up. in cities like boston, dealing with a slushy mess and snow right now. maine heavy snow for you. new york, just starting to turn over to snow but by the evening rush around 5:00 p.m. really going to get blasted there in new york city. heavy snow expected tonight. could pick up another eight inches to a foot and the word of caution today is get out early, get off the roads. many governors wanting you to do that very thing. here's a look at tomorrow then. still dealing with blizzard-like conditions in the cities including boston. this is a long duration of that and that's a problem with this system. storm:con for boston is a 10. that's the highest level here at the weather channel. you need caution with this. seeing the blizzard-like conditions, additional 12 to 18 inches tonight. t
use fedex office to hold packages for us. great job. [ applause ] thank you. and on a protocol note, i'd like to talk to tim hill about his tendency to use all caps in emails. [ shouting ] oh i'm sorry guys. ah sometimes the caps lock gets stuck on my keyboard. hey do you wanna get a drink later? [ male announcer ] hold packages at any fedex office location. >>> does post-modern warfare call for post-modern civil lib snerts it's friday, february 8, and this is "now." >>> joining us today new york city deputy mayor howard wolfson, editor of "the new republic" frankly for, politico white house reporter carrie rudolph brown making her debut, and our old hand bloomberg white house correspondent hans nichol. there isn't much overlap between critics of george w. bush and barack obama unless you are talking counterterrorism. members of code pink, a group founded during the bush administration to protest the policies of waterboard and detention made their voices heard at yesterday's confirmation hearing for john brennan as cia director. >> they won't even tell congress what country we are kill
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